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Classic Game Junkie

On 11/29/2021 at 09:10 PM by KnightDriver

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This is a retro game store I found today in Glenside, PA while trading in old games. The town just borders northwest Philadelphia. 

I first traded some stuff in at Gamestop, got $40 in store credit, but there were some they didn't want. The salesman told me of this retro store in Glenside, so I went there to see. Game Junkies didn't want the stuff I had leftover, but I was amazed at their collection of games, consoles and memorabilia. They didn't have the one game I was looking for, though, Dragon Quest IV. 

Here are a few short walkthroughs from youtube. This first one shows the exact same view of the way I approached the store on foot.  

This next one shows their basement which I didn't see while there. 

And this is a really deep dive into the store with good slow video of the display cases and things they have there. It's quite amazing.

I felt like I'd just entered Santa's game workshop, or rather Sumo Santa's shop. It was definitely a gamer's Xmas experience being there. I wanted to buy a lot but I resisted for now. I only had one game in mind, Dragon Quest IV and they didn't have it. I called my friend, though, and he wanted a copy of Duke's of Hazzard for Atari 2600. I found a Colecovision Adam version and got that for him. 

This is definitely going to be my goto retro store from now on. 



Cary Woodham

11/30/2021 at 07:56 AM

I miss going to video game stores like that.  A long time ago, on the way to Austin for a concert, my friend and I stopped at a retro game store that was pretty cool.


11/30/2021 at 11:21 PM

I'm happy I found one that has so much stuff. I always feel like games and consoles are so hard to find, but at this store, I can get pretty much anything whenever I'm ready to do so. 


11/30/2021 at 12:24 PM

I've found a surprising number of used game stores in Phoenix. Fallout Games is the biggest one here, but there's also Gaming Zone, which has an arcade in it, Desert Sky Games, and Zia Records.


11/30/2021 at 11:23 PM

I saw a cover of a magazine about collectibles recently that said video games were hot items to trade and sell right now. I'm not sure the reason, but I'm happy it's thriving. It means this stuff will still be out there for me to pick up one day. 

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